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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015
In his writeup of the golf teams in this week's paper, Coach Larry Smith discusses a predicament that occurs all too often for people in Mason. When he got his teams ready to play in the tournament, he discovered that the girls and boys were playing at the same time; but, at two different courses.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 • Posted April 15, 2015
Letter to the Editor, As many are aware, Ft. Mason Park is owned by the County of Mason, but the City of Mason has been responsible for operating and caring for the park since the 1980’s. Recently, the City of Mason approached the County requesting that ownership of Ft. Mason Park be transferred to the City.
, Editor
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 • Posted April 15, 2015
It's April 2015. The 2016 Presidential election is 19 months away. In a perfect world, we wouldn't even have to start thinking about the candidates for office of President until January of 2016, or at least November or December of 2015 if actually necessary. Yet we already have a platoon of folks tossing their hats into the ring.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 8, 2015
Dear Gerald, Lynn Reichenau's direction of "The Living Last Supper performed at St. Paul Lutheran Church was an exciting wonderful time for those that attended to hear this music, and to see the ACTING PERFORMANCE of 13 men portraying the 12 disciples and Jesus. These men put up an acting performance that is amazing to me, that would be hard to be topped ANYWHERE!! Of course I remember getting to see Gerald Geistweidt win Best Actor at State One Act Play championships many years ago, BUT, Ger ...
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 8, 2015
Mason County Judge Jerry Bearden and Commissioners: Re: ENEL Wind Farm Project Dear Judge Bearden and Commissioners: On July 16, 2010 I wrote a letter to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Chairman Barry Smitherman, regarding a planned high-tension power line routing through Mason County that would have defaced the Hill Country land through which it passed.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 8, 2015
As a 5th generation descendent of landowners in Mason County, I am extremely concerned about the new trend here in the county toward leasing property for wind power. Both sides of my family have ranched in Mason County for over 100 years: the Brandenberger family on my mother’s side, and the Toeppich family on my father’s side.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 8, 2015
Judge Bearden, Any industrial development that imposes negatively on the community as a whole has no place in Mason County. Or anywhere in the Hill Country for that matter! Aside from the crushing decrease in property values and complete loss of aesthetics, the promoters of a wind turbine farm are infringing on the property rights of the huge majority of Mason county landowners.
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 8, 2015
The late Jerry Lyon had a sign at the back of the News office for years that, paraphrased, said, "We don't make mistakes, we intentionally put in those errors to see if our readers can find them!" Every week, we put together 16- 22 pages of newspaper, filled with stories, photos, columns, captions, advertisements and other pieces of literature.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 2, 2015
Mason County Judge Jerry Bearden and Commissioners: This e-mail is to voice our very strong opposition to the Mason County Wind Farm Project/ Enel Green Energy/Mason Mountain Wind Farm as discussed at Commissioners’ Court on March 9, 2015. Raymond hunted on Mason County leases from 1997 until 2000 when we selected and purchased this property off Hungry Hollow Road (located west of Streeter) and we said this would be ‘home’ after retirement.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 2, 2015
Judge Bearden I have hundreds of thousands of dollars invested in land on highway 377 in Streeter and would like to buy more. I understand a wind farm is proposed in the area of my property. I would ask that you and the commissioners pass a resolution opposing this project and any others in the County.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 2, 2015
Judge Bearden, Commissioners: This e-mail is to express my opposition, in the strongest possible terms, to the Mason County Wind Farm Project as discussed at Commissioners’ Court on 3/09/2015. I hunted on several leases in Mason County from 1982 until purchasing property here in 2001. Over the years, I had developed a sincere affection for the County and the people of Mason and my wife and I decided it was where we wanted to retire.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 2, 2015
Judge Bearden, Wind Farms anywhere in the Texas Hill Country will be a total disaster. They are an asset only for those who install them, no one else. As a matter of fact, without subsidies, they are of no use to anyone including the installers. Property rights for the few that have leases?
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 2, 2015
Dear Judge Bearden, My wife and I own, manage, and live on 137 acres near the proposed Enel wind energy development in western Mason County. We are very concerned about the likely effects of this project on wildlife, traffic, property values, and habitability of our adopted home here. We urge you and the whole Mason County Commissioners Court to reject any entreaties for tax abatement or other incentives for construction of this or similar projects. Thank you for your sincere attention to th ...
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 2, 2015
County Judge Jerry Bearden, We would like to take this opportunity to voice our opposition to Wind farming in the county of Mason and the Hill Country as a whole. We feel that to allow Wind farming would destroy the natural beauty of our area and the Hill Country. Please assist us in protecting our property rights, we who are against wind farming and not just the rights of those who have wind farm leases.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 2, 2015
Gerry, since we all have nice new Garbage cans from the city, we need some clever ideas as to what to do with the old ones we all have standing around lonely. Granted some of them are a little dinged, and have BO, but they have served us well for many years through sun, rain, sleet and snow.